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Birth name Jerold Dwight Ellis III
Also known as Yukweezy, Yukmeezy, Thug Lord, Thugged Out, West Coast Don, The West Coast Don
Born October 18, 1974 (1974-10-18) (age 35)
Origin Oakland, California
Genres West Coast hip hop, Gangsta rap, Hyphy
Occupations Rapper
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1988–present
Labels Rap-a-Lot, Smoke-a-Lot, Godzilla, Asylum
Associated acts Luniz, The Regime, C-Bo, Outlawz, Spice 1, Lil Flip, Thug Lordz, Silverback Guerillaz aka (Bang 'Em Smurf & Domination), Numskull, Redman, Mac Dre, MC Ren, GONZOE, T-Pain, Tech N9ne, Tha Dogg Pound, The Game, Too Short, Big Lurch, Bun B, Dru Down, MC Eiht, Crooked I, Trae, Ray J, J. Prince, Def Squad, E-40, Dame Grease, Juelz Santana, Method Man, Method Man & Redman, Bang 'Em Smurf, Domination, Keak da Sneak, Rappin' 4-Tay, Scarface, Mistah F.A.B., JT The Bigga Figga, Keri Hilson, UGK, Ant Banks, MC Breed, Gavin West, 8Ball and MJG, Fat Joe, Devin the Dude, Treach, 2 Live Crew, Mac Dre, Planet Asia, The Realest, Charlie Wilson, Nate Dogg, Kokane
Website www.smokealotrecords.com

Jerold Dwight Ellis III, (born October 18, 1974 in Oakland, California) better known by his stage names Yukmouth & Yuk, is a Grammy-nominated American rapper from Oakland, California.

He is a member of the platinum-selling rap duo Luniz along with Numskull. Luniz recorded the successful weed anthem, "I Got 5 on It". He went on to sign a solo record deal at J-Prince's Rap-a-Lot Records, releasing four albums. His double album debut on the label, entitled, Thugged Out: The Albulation went Gold.[1] Under his own label, Smoke-a-Lot Records, he has released DVD's, such as the United Ghettos of America series.

He is a member of the groups Thug Lordz, with C-Bo and Spice 1, and The Regime. Yukmouth has long been a staple in Oakland rap and has worked with artists including Bun B, Dru Down, E-40, Lil Flip, Mac Dre, MC Ren, GONZOE, Outlawz, Redman, Scarface, T-Pain, Tech N9ne, Tha Dogg Pound, The Game, Too Short, Big Lurch, Method Man, Gavin West, 8Ball and MJG, Fat Joe, Devin the Dude, Treach, 2 Live Crew, Tech N9ne, Mac Dre, Planet Asia, Trae, The Realest, Charlie Wilson, Nate Dogg, Kokane, Bang 'Em Smurf, Sauce, Eastwood, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Quincy Jones, Young Jeezy among countless others. He is known in the rap industry for both his remarkable history of collaborations and his ruthless diss tracks.


Smoke-a-Lot Records

Yukmouth is CEO of Smoke-a-Lot Records, which is distributed by Rap-a-Lot Records. The label is home to established artists such as Luniz, Dru Down, Thug Lordz (Yukmouth & C-Bo), The Regime, and Yukmouth himself. It should be noted that The Regime is a large collective of MCs including Tech N9ne, Tha Realest, Dru Down, GONZOE and Messy Marv among various others. It is home to new comers Ampichino, Nyce, Young Dru, and Marc Shyst. Attached to the label as In-House DJ is former Cali Untouchable DJ, DJ Fingaz.


Too Short

Luniz had an early rivalry with fellow Oakland rapper Too Short. The rivalry began in 1994 shortly after Luniz released the undeground EP Formally Known As Lunitunz (later re-released as Bootlegs and B-Sides in 1997). Around the time Chris Hicks brought out Luniz, Too Short introduced his rap duo Bad-N-Fluenz consisting of Ant Diddley Dog and the late Rappin Ron. Due to the rising popularity between the two duos in the streets of Oakland, both Too Short and Chris Hicks set up a freestyle battle between the two acts. The agreement was the loser of the battle would buy pizza for everyone who was at the studio who witnessed the battle. No one outside the The Dangerous Crew or C-Note Records circle knows the true outcome of the battle, however it was this event that is credited for spawning the feud between the two crews. Later that year Too Short moved to Atlanta and Luniz taunted him on the song "Playa Hata" with the lyric "that's why The Town got rid of Short" which led to rumors of Too Short being ran out of Oakland against his own will. Too Short responded back on his tenth album with the song "That's Why" with the hook mimicking lyrics from Luniz song. On the song he boasts "Rappin Ron tore them up on the freestyle tip, them niggas ain't ran nobody outta shit." Too Short continued to take shots at Luniz on the song "Trouble" from J-Dubb's EP Game Related. The artists later "squashed" their rivalry by appearing on a track together called "Funkin' Over Nothing", however Yukmouth continued to later take shots at Too Short on the song " Friends" from his compilation United Ghettos of America. Since then Yukmouth appeared on the Too Short compilation released in 2007 titled "I Love the Bay."

Master P

Yukmouth's most famous and long lasting rivalry is with veteran rapper Master P. Yukmouth has claimed in numerous songs that he used to know Master P before either man became a famous rapper. According to Yukmouth, Master P "stole" or copied Yukmouth's nickname "The Ice Cream Man". In 1993 Dru Down released single and video "Ice Cream Man" featured on the album Fools from the Streets (Later re-released in 1994 as Explicit Game ). In 1995, Operation Stackola featured a remix of "Ice Cream Man" called "Yellow Brick Road" containing the original hook with the lyrics "It's the Ice Cream Man! Bitch don't you hear the music?". Ice Cream Man later became the name of a Master P CD in 1996. Yukmouth, also claims that Master P, uses 2 Pac's name to gain fame, as noted in the West Coast Bad Boys Compilation in the song "2Pac tribute." Yukmouth has dissed Master P on every solo CD that he has recorded (with the exception of his latest CD's Million Dollar Mouthpiece and West Coast Don) , along with both of the United Ghettos of America CDs and all of his mixtapes.


Yukmouth has had a rivalry with G-Unit. Yukmouth first took shots at 50 Cent on the song "Thug Lordz" with C-Bo from his 2003 release Godzilla and later collaborated with former G-Unit member Bang Em Smurf on the song "He Ain't a Thug" from the album In Thugz We Trust. Yukmouth had an ongoing feud with Spider Loc which began with an altercation at a L.A. nightclub where he was jumped by Spider Loc and his entourage, one of whom managed to steal Yukmouth's chain. Yukmouth reclaimed his chain the very next day as a mutual friend intervened. Yukmouth disses Spider Loc in many songs such as "Aaaadadamean", "Get Wild", "Im Da Shit" and "Playa Hata". In a recent interview, Yuk stated he and Spider ended the rivalry by way of a phone conversation they had.

The Game

Yukmouth first met The Game at a club stating he had a feud with 50 Cent. The Game released a diss track aimed at the rapper, entitled "I Got a Mill on It," over the "I Got 5 on It" instrumental, a song which Yukmouth recorded when he was a part of Luniz.[2] Yukmouth responded with the track "Game Over" using the instrumental from Young Buck's song "Let Me In" that mocked The Game's appearance on Change of Heart. The two later tried to bury the hatchet, due to a personal friend and even recorded a song together with C-Bo's protege Speedy, named "Peace". However the rivalry continued afterward, since The Game dissed Yukmouth on the "Peace" song (they recorded their verses separately).[3] Since then, Yukmouth responded by releasing the song and music video "Game Over Part 2" over Fabolous' "Breathe" instrumental in which it parodied The Game. In the video there is a look-a-like of the rapper getting robbed and beaten up. Yukmouth claimed on the song that The Game had a tongue ring and was slapped by mogul Suge Knight. Yukmouth dissed The Game once more with the song "Wartime". Since the West Coast Peace Conference both rappers ended the feud and have recorded a song with Erick Sermon called "Across The Coast" on a Game mix cd called "The Face Of L.A.".


Yukmouth has called out fellow California rapper Afroman on "World War 3" on his Million Dollar mixtape. Yukmouth called him a "backpack mother a... drunk ass, 40 oz drinkin ass nigga." After Afroman spoke on him in an interview. Afroman is rumored to have dissed Yukmouth in "Whack Rappers 2."

Squashed Beef

Yukmouth has confirmed that he had ended his beef with numerous rappers.[4] Which included Daz Dillinger, The Game, Young Buck, Spider Loc, JT the Bigga Figga, and after 10 years of bad blood, Master P. Yukmouth claimed in the interview that "all beef is squashable."

Yukmouth claims that he no longer has a rivalry with 50 Cent and The Game on the track "Bloody Mary" on his latest mixtape, The City of Dope Volume 1.

In a new song titled "Misery" on Tech N9ne's collaboration album Misery Loves Kompany, Yuk raps, "They ask about the beef with Game and the Unit/squashed my beef with The Game, and do my thang with the Unit (What Up Buck!)".


Numskull is one half of the platinum selling group Luniz. After years of bad press between the duo, multiple songs that depict them saying bad things of one another, it finally happens. Numskull attends the infamous BARS awards and tells the crowd " Yukmouth", and then puts a wad of money up and says "I bet 10 racks he wont come up here", and is soon after stormed up on stage by Yukmouth's Regime member, the late Pretty Black. Two diss tracks are later released, one of which was released on Yukmouth's "Lord Of War" mixtape titled "I dont miss my dawgs".

Yukmouth revealed many new details about the Numskull beef and how Luniz were formed. Among other things, he stated that "the group was an idea he came up with while in prison, that he came up with the logo and the names Luniz, Yukmouth and Numskull". He stated that before Luniz, Numskull was rapping under the name "The Skinny One" but was prompted by Yukmouth to change his stage name.[5]



  • Original Gangstas (1996)
  • Mexican Blow (also released as Warrior) (2002) - The Midnight Sun
  • United Ghettos of America vol. 1 (2002)
  • United Ghettos of America vol. 2 (2004)
  • T9X: The Tech N9ne Experience (2004)
  • United Ghettos of America: Eye Candy (2007)
  • Yukmouth Uncut (2007)
  • Million Dollar DVD (2007)


Grammy Award nominations

Category Genre Song Year Result
Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals
(with Numskull, Luke Cresswell, Fiona Wilkes, Carl Smith, Fraser Morrison, Everett Bradley, Mr. X, Melle Mel, Yo-Yo, Chaka Khan, Charlie Wilson, Shaquille O'Neal, Quincy Jones & Coolio)
R&B "Stomp" 1997 Nominated [6]


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